At Patti Engineering we work hard and we play hard. We expect a lot from our employees. They are dedicated and work hard to make our company successful. The ‘Fun Fund’ is a little way we give back to them. It is an opportunity to have fun together and get to know our fellow employees in a non-work fun setting. These are great team building events. Our employees come up with the ideas for these monthly events and take turns organizing the events. Here is a peak at some of our ‘Fun Fund’ events - from jumping out of airplanes to water skiing Patti Engineering knows how to have fun!
Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category
November 1st, we enjoyed volunteering at Forgotten Harvest. The mission of Forgotten Harvest is to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing surplus, prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers – a great organization! http://www.forgottenharvest.org/
The results are in! Patti Engineering’s volunteer team worked the afternoon shift. The team effort resulted in packaging 3,815 lbs of tomatoes, 2,052 lbs of Salsa and hummus, and 4,800 lbs of meat and snacks for a combined 10,667 lbs! We are happy we could contribute to the worthy cause of feeding the needy families of Detroit! (more…)
A different spin on our typical high energy ‘fun fund’ event. A little pampering time for all in attendance! (more…)
We never doubt that our Texas team likes to step outside the box! They are energetic and creative at work and at play! The iFly Fund Fun was a big success, fun was had by all.
Over the Summer our team enjoyed a beautiful day of sun and fun on Lake Orion. Cheers to warm weather and boating, Michigan style. Makes you think of the song by Michigan’s own Kid Rock - “All Summer Long” - with the lyrics, “It was summertime in Northern Michigan…” Great day for sure!
Even the president of the company, Patti Hoff, likes to get involved with our FUN Fund monthly events. Every Patti Engineering employee is invited to our monthly FUN Fund events, it is all part of the company culture here…We Work Hard, and We Play Hard! (more…)
Georgia H. Whalen
Patti Engineering Supports FIRST Robotics Competition
Supporting Six Teams, Patti Engineering Helps Youth Display Expertise in Science and Technology at FRC
Auburn Hills, MI – April 17, 2013 – Patti Engineering, Inc., a leader in control systems integration, today announced its continuing support for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). The annual competition brings together thousands of bright young students to compete in organized teams. Practicing engineers donate their time and expertise to help these teams as they are challenged to think, create and compete as they design and build the robots.
Patti Engineering takes great pride in fielding the highest quality engineering team for our customers. We hire only the very best candidates who will complement our exceptional culture and company work ethic. In order to retain our ‘A-Player’ engineers and administrative staff, we know that work has to be more than just work!
At Patti Engineering, we work hard and we play hard. We expect a lot from our employees – they are dedicated and the reason our company is so successful. In an attempt to ensure they are having fun at work, we have an established ‘Fun Fund’ – just one of the ways we give back to them for all that they give to us. It is an opportunity to have fun together and get to know our fellow employees in a non-work environment.
Our employees actually come up with the ideas for these events and take turns organizing. Some of our fun adventures have included: a white water rafting and zip line trip, pool and darts night, poker night, whirly ball, the shooting range, water sports at the lake, and playing basketball at the Detroit Athletic Club.
In addition to the Fun Fund, we have a few race car drivers here at Patti Engineering. Business Development Director, Rick Schoonover and our Vice President of Engineering, Dave Foster, co-own the Patti Engineering #13 Mazda RX7 race car. Proudly displaying the logos on our partners, Siemens and Mitsubishi, Rick and Dave have been tearing up the track at the Waterford Hills Raceway and other tracks on the local SCCA Club racing circuit.
Rick’s mindset for racing is that it really relates to life in general. It’s amazing to him “how many situations in high speed racing are similar to business, personal life, and just plain living. I guess the faster you live, the more these relate. Racing is a team sport and reference to the team is always useful in business.”
At Patti Engineering, we encourage out-of-the box thinking, which our employees clearly excel at. We appreciate the fun all of our employees bring to our culture! We want to be a fun place to work, and our ‘Fun Fund’ and racing adventures ensure that we thank our diligent employees for their contributions to our success.
Whether working on a Patti Engineering project, or having fun with our coworkers, we like a good challenge. Here is a racing quote which is a philosophy we subscribe to as a team:
“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” - Mario Andretti